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Name released in fatal accident

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver who was killed early this morning in a three-vehicle collision on Highway 7 near Dairy Avenue, between Silver Lake and Lester Prairie, as Zachary J. Theis, 24, of Chaska.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Theis was westbound on Highway 7 when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck two pickups. The driver of one of the pickups, Kenneth Snegosky of Hutchinson, was not injured. The driver of the other pickup, Jamie Helmbrecht of Silver Lake, was taken by ambulance to the hospital in Waconia.

Tyler ‘Chuck’ Peterson, 27, of Glencoe

Tyler “Chuck” Peterson, 27, of Glencoe, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his home.
A memorial service was held Wednesday, March 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. The Rev. Katherine Rood officiated. Vicky Harris was the organist, and a duet of Randy and Kay Wilson sang “When I Survey the Cross.” Congregational hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Shine, Jesus, Shine.”

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted

Owen Guy Tonak, 63, of Winsted, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice House in Chaska.
A memorial service was held Saturday, March 28, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winsted with the Rev. Mark Loder officiating. Urn bearers were Mr. Tonak’s grandchildren.
Owen Guy Tonak was born May 4, 1951, in Springfield, the son of Herman and Dorothy (Meyer) Tonak Jr.
He honorably served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Gretchen Gullickson, Mondovi, Wis.

Gretchen Marie (Schrupp) Gullickson, 96, of Mondovi, Wis., formerly of Glencoe, died after a short illness Saturday, March 21, 2015, at American Lutheran Homes in Mondovi, Wis.
Memorial services were held Saturday, March 28, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Glencoe with the Rev. Linzy Collins Jr. officiating. Dave Johnson was the organist, and the Rev. Collins sang “In the Garden” and “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns were “Lead On, Oh King Eternal” and “I Would Be True.”

Son born to Hutch couple

Pamela Huffman and Jeffrey Havelka of Hutchinson announce the arrival of a son, Logan Paul Havelka, born Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Logan weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 21 inches in length at birth. He joins a brother, Brayden. Grandparents are Joe and Marlene Huffman of Hutchinson and Donald and Marlene Havelka of Glencoe.

Son born to NYA couple

Casper Casey and Cassandra Brinkmann of Norwood Young America (NYA) announce the birth of a son, Jaxson Newton Casey, born Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Glencoe Regional Health Services. Jaxson weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 201⁄2 inches long at birth. Siblings are Dallas Casey and Trevor and Hunter Arredondo. Grandparents are Darcy (Kiel) Braun of Norwood Young America, Carl Brinkmann of Little Rock, Ark., and Bev Hullstrom and Tom Casey, both of Glencoe.

School bond vote will soon be upon us

Spring in Minnesota seems to come slowly and in fits and starts, with a couple of warm-weather days sandwiched by late-season snow storms.
So perhaps it should be no surprise that many residents chose to be out and about in Monday evening’s lovely spring weather rather than in a school cafeteria taking in a presentation on the Glencoe-Silver Lake School District’s proposed $24 million building project.
The forum, the first by the school district, drew just three residents, a couple of school board members and a reporter.

What will happen to Helen Baker?

To the Editor:
Several people have asked me, “What are you going to do with Helen Baker if the vote is successful?” The answer is the district will try to sell the building, and any dollars that are collected will go directly toward offsetting the cost of the bond.

All these ‘buddies’ keep tagging along

I am currently on a long journey in pursuit of that elusive pound.
You know the one. That pound that shows up on your bathroom scale one day, and the next time it’s gone. But the following week the pound has returned … with a buddy. The week after, the pound disappears again but two more buddies arrive.
Using rudimentary math, it indicates you are gaining too many “buddies.”
Anyone who claims it is easy to take pounds off once they become attached either has never dieted or has a metabolism of an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Fatal accident near Lester Prairie

One person was killed this morning and another injured in a three-vehicle accident on Highway 7 near Lester Prairie.

The name of the deceased individual will be released at 6 p.m. today. Injured and taken to Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia was Jamie L. Helmbrecht, 35, of Silver Lake.